The Knights will be focused on containing the Baby Broncos and not former coach Wayne Bennett on his first trip back to the Hunter.
The Newcastle Knights have announced Mickey Paea will join them next season from English Super League club Hull FC.
Queensland's less than ideal State of Origin preparation has continued with star centres Greg Inglis and Justin Hodges no shows at training on Thursday.
Will the 'baby Broncos' step up, or will the Knights make the most of their opportunity?
Despite being charged by the NRL match review committee, Queensland captain Cameron Smith will be clear to take his place in Mal Meninga's side on May 27.
Knights hooker Chad Redman enjoyed an outstanding NRL debut, scoring a try to round out the victory for the Newcastle side at Hunter Stadium on Sunday.
Rick Stone clarified the future of one of his men, another repaid his faith as Newcastle halted their five-game losing run with a win over Wests Tigers.
The Newcastle Knights have ended their winless run, defeating Wests Tigers at Hunter Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Knights are aiming to avoid a six-game losing streak when they host the Wests Tigers without key man Jarrod Mullen.
Newcastle have been dealt a double blow with Joey Leilua to depart the NRL club at the end of the season and Jarrod Mullen to miss four to six weeks.